Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central rallies...

    The Central Hardin Bruins gave the Elizabethtown Panthers a lesson in Baseball 101.

    After falling behind early, the fourth-ranked Bruins rallied by making fundamental baseball plays – bunts, sacrifice flies and solid defense – to knock off the Panthers, 12-6 on Saturday in a 17th District clash at Panther Baseball Park.

    “We clawed it out,” said sophomore Troy Squires, who collected two singles and scored two runs. “We came out flat. We were not ready to play. We were a little lethargic. We kept after it and got it going.”


    Junior Antonio Simmons kept rolling offensively, going 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and five RBIs to lift the North Hardin Trojans to a 13-3 win in six innings over 17th District rival Fort Knox on Thursday.

    Junior Brady Patterson went 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs and two stolen bases, while junior Andrew Boyles was 2-for-3 with four runs. Senior Aaron Yates doubled twice and scored.

    Senior Tyler Hinds (3-5) got the win. He walked three and struck out one in one inning.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North Hardin...

    With Mary Beth Russell’s shoulder bothering her, Elizabethtown coach Matt Mardis didn’t want to work the Lady Panthers’ junior ace Thursday if he didn’t have to. But by doing so, the visiting North Hardin Trojans got in plenty of work offensively.

    Every North Hardin starter had a hit or scored as the Trojans rolled past their 17th District rival in three innings, 21-0.

  • PREP TENNIS: Fifth Region Tennis...

    This year’s 5th Region Tennis Tournament will lose one special treat.
    Elizabethtown coach Karen Henson, the tournament’s director, said during Wednesday’s seeding/draw meeting at Elizabethtown that unlike in years past, students won’t have to miss school if the weather cooporates.
    The tournament kicks off at 4:30 p.m. May 13, with first-round girls’ singles and doubles matches at Elizabethtown’s University Drive Park Tennis Courts. Boys’ first-round singles and doubles matches are set for 10 a.m. May 14.


    Sophomore Zach Ditto had two doubles and three RBIs and senior Cory Farrow had two singles, a triple and three RBIs to lead the visiting Elizabethtown Panthers to a 15-0 win over Fort Knox in five innings in a 17th District game Wednesday.

    Senior Will Sidebottom added a double and two RBIs, while sophomore Garrett Morgan singled twice and drove in a run.

    Eighth-grader Austin Freyberger (1-1), junior Ryne Kauffeld and Farrow combined on a one-hitter. Freyberger struck out two and gave up a single to Fort Knox junior Matt Hubner in two innings.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Wednesday...





    Results from Wednesday’s match at North Hardin:


    Chrys Castro (NH) def. Tyler Edlin (JH), 6-0, 6-0

    Cesar Castro (NH) def. Blake McQuown (JH), 6-0, 6-1

    Sage Knock (JH) def. Jesse Dewe (NH), 8-6


  • PREP BASEBALL: Who calls the...

    The art of catchers calling their own game at the high school level has become a rarity. Instead, most high schools have gone to the wristband approach. The catcher, who is wearing a wristband, receives the sign from the bench, consults the band, and then relays the sign to the pitcher.

    Central Hardin, Elizabethtown, LaRue County and Meade County all use a similar approach, mainly working off a wristband to signal in pitches. North Hardin coaches signal in pitches as well. John Hardin is the only school which doesn’t have a coach signal in pitches.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Catcher is the...

    Catcher is the grunt position on a baseball field, the spot that yields black and blue and achy knees. This spring, however, it is glamorous because of the area’s abundance of talent behind the plate.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Seniors lead...

    A long layoff hasn’t seemed to put much rust on the Central Hardin Lady Bruins’ three elder stateswomen.

    Kristina Krupinski was a strike from a no-hitter, Ashley Hughes had hits in every at-bat and Jordan Daniel added two to her district-leading RBI total Wednesday as the senior trio led their team to a regular-season sweep of the visiting North Hardin Trojans, 4-0.


    More rain moved into the area late Monday and into Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of several prep baseball and softball games.

    In baseball, two 17th District games were pushed back. North Hardin was scheduled to play at John Hardin on Tuesday, but that game was moved to 5:30 p.m. today. John Hardin coach Adam Lindsey said the game could get moved again if the Bulldogs’ field isn’t playable. Central Hardin and Fort Knox were supposed to meet at 5:30 Tuesday, but that game has been moved to 5:30 Friday.